Saints Blanc began as a project during the time Kevin was writing for his A/Levels. While his class was given the freedom and the opportunity to create and work on any subject they found interested, Kevin straight up knew that it was a business he wanted to pursue. His entry into fashion too was no coincidence as he as always been very passionate about design.
Despite coming from a family that was already in the business industry, Kevin was determined to finance his own project and was not afraid to employ multiple side hustles. His first part-time job at McDonald’s had him working long hours at minimum wage. Upon soon realising that time was running out and he was not able to meet his financial goals, he gathered up all his earnings and bought a pair of limited edition shoes, which he was able to sell for three times the price. Shoes had always been a special accessory in Kevin’s wardrobe so to say that he knew a thing or more about shoes, was an understatement in itself.
Through creative side hustles, Kevin was able to not only his fund his initial investment but also create a website and produce a few basic t-shirts.
Ironically though, the passion project was to only last duration of his A/Level project. However, the brand gathered more attention than expected and Kevin was motivated to keep the business going. Through accelerated growth on social media, Kevin began to grow his business and Saints Blanc began offering more activewear for both men and women.
THE SAINTS BLANC STORY
Kevin Ranasinghe (Founder)